Troy Quinliven and his melting face

Troy Quinliven is a Sydney-based artist working out of the May Street Studios in St Peters. Into the black is a fantastic portrait I came across at Sheffer Gallery in Chippendale earlier this year. I’m so attracted to this face because of the palable emotion contained within the piece. Whether this work is a portrait or a generic ‘head study’
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Mr Capon’s favourite

During the week I read the article in the Sydney Magazine (Sydney Morning Herald) about the pending retirement of long-time Director of the Art Gallery of NSW, Edmund Capon. I’m not a dedicated ‘Edmund fan’ in the same way as some are, so I read with vague ambivalence until I got to the question about which piece in the collection
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Facing the wall

Have a look at this piece I saw in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego last year. It’s by a Portuguese artist named Alexandre Farto aka, Vhils, and the exhibition was called Viva la Revolucion. I was struck by the intensity of this woman’s gaze despite having been jack-hammered into the wall, she stares clear eyed right out at
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